Tahun ben Aissa

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Tahun ben Aissa
Location Beqaa Valley, Lebanon
Type Tell
Part of Settlement
Periods Neolithic
Site notes
Excavation dates 1965-1966
Archaeologists Lorraine Copeland,
Peter J. Wescombe
Condition ruins
Public access Yes

Tahun ben Aissa is an archaeological site about 3.5 kilometres southwest of Joub Jannine in the Beqaa Valley in Lebanon.[1][2]

This archaeological site, located on the left bank of the Litani was studied in 1965-66 by Lorraine Copeland and Peter Wescombe. Materials found included flints used for heavy chopping including trapezoidal, oval and rectangular shaped axes. A few sickle blades with fine denticulation along with some scrapers and an oval shaped arrowhead were found. Analysis of the recovered materials enabled Jacques Cauvin and Marie-Claire Cauvin to suggest that the site was contemporary with the earliest neolithic levels at Byblos.[3]


  1. ^ Université Saint-Joseph (Beirut; Lebanon) (1966). Mélanges de l'Université Saint-Joseph. Impr. catholique. Retrieved 30 April 2011. 
  2. ^ Copeland, Lorraine, "Neolithic Village Sites in the South Beqaa Lebanon", Melanges de l'Université Saint-Joseph (Beirut Lebanon) Volume 45, (Pages 83-114), 1969.
  3. ^ Moore, A.M.T. (1978). The Neolithic of the Levant. Oxford University, Unpublished Ph.D. Thesis. pp. 436–442.